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Pro-election group protests proposed poll delay


A pro-election group on Sunday staged a protest demanding that the general election be held as earlier scheduled in February.

Pro-election group protests proposed poll delay

Hundreds of pro-election demonstrators gathered peacefully at the Victory Monument skywalk on Sunday, urging the government not to postpone the election date. 
The government and the Election Commission [EC] had earlier scheduled the next election for February 24 after all the concerned organic laws came into effect. 

Pro-election group protests proposed poll delay
But to avoid any overlap with the coronation ceremony of HM Maha Vajiralongkorn set for May 4-6, the government has hinted that February 24 may no longer be an appropriate election date. They have suggested that the election be postponed by a month to March 24.
However, a source from the EC revealed that the agency preferred March 10 as the new election date.

Pro-election group protests proposed poll delay

Published : January 06, 2019

By : The Nation